Sci-tech

Well, That SNC-Lavalin Controversy Escalated Quickly (Podcast)

The original bombshell report in The Globe and Mail last Thursday was just the start. In January, Wilson-Raybould was moved to the veterans-affairs portfo...


Will stay on the moon when we go next: NASA administrator

NASA's Mars Opportunity rover has had a good run. Opportunity was the second of the two twin Mars Exploration Rovers to successfully land on the surface,...


A Super Snow Moon Is Almost Here, so Set Your Alarms

Then we'll have to wait 'til March 2020 to see the next super, so don't miss out. The super blue blood moon was covered by cloud for many Kiwis. A supermoo...


NASA Spots Huge Crater Beneath Greenland’s Ice

The researchers continued scanning the area and about 180 kilometers away found another impact crater. Scientists need yet to confirm that the newly discove...


SpaceX Launch Certification to Face Review by Pentagon Watchdog

The Pentagon is to conduct an evaluation into the certification of the launch vehicles used by Elon Musk's SpaceX program. "We will perform the evaluation...


After 15 years, the Mars Opportunity rover’s mission has ended

The rover is solar-powered and would be unable to charge its batteries and operate if its solar panels have been covered by a significant amount of dust. The ro...


Mars One Fizzles Into Bankruptcy After Promising A New Life In Space

In case you missed the news yesterday: A redditor discovered a Swiss court filing from January in which Mars One was officially declared bankrupt . In July...


NASA seeks industry help for human lunar landers

The ambitious new mission will begin next week, according to Bridenstine, when the agency will meet with industry leaders at NASA headquarters to start discussi...


New Horizons final Ultima Thule images reveal true shape

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has beamed back new images of Ultima Thule , which show that the most distant world ever explored is much flatter than prev...


Dem Sen. Murphy: Green New Deal Comparable to Moon Landing

Her Green New Deal was so absurd that even Spartacus, Cory Booker has signed on to support it. It also moves climate change into the spotlight as the US h...


Records show previous year was the fourth-warmest

The last five years were collectively the world's warmest on record, two of the largest USA science agencies announced on Wednesday. Scientists say that if th...


What is the mysterious dark vortex NASA has just found on Neptune?

It's unclear how these storms form, NASA said. Voyager 2 took pictures of 2 earlier dark storms on Neptune when it flew by in 1989 and Hubble has captured t...


Tokyo 2020: Medals to be made from recycled waste

On the organising committee's website, there's a detailed explanation of how they have gone about doing this. Since 2017, organisers in Japan have been aski...


Internal discussions on SNC-Lavalin prosecution included Wilson-Raybould

In a statement Friday morning, Wilson-Raybould, now veterans-affairs minister, said she is bound as the former attorney general by solicitor-client privilege an...


Was Earth's Fourth-Hottest Year On Record, Scientists Say

Nine of the hottest years have occurred since 2005, with the past five years being the warmest on record. The specialists explain that the temperature of 2018...


SpaceX astronaut capsule test flight set for March

There's been another slip in the schedule for NASA's commercial crew program . SpaceX, though, has been making progress, including rolling out the Crew Dr...


Europe's Next Mars Rover Is Named After a Pioneer of DNA Research

National Library of Medicine writes . "Science is in our DNA, and in everything we do at ESA", explained ESA Director General Jan Woerner. In order to name t...


Mini MarCO Cube Sat Dead In Space Beyond Mars Orbit, Says NASA

The two followed NASA's previous Mars aircraft, InSight which touched down on the red planet around the New Year. Inside the dome, the seismometer is also c...


The last five years have been Earth's warmest since records began

If you spent much time outside last summer and thought that it wasn't that hot in past years, you were right. Taking this into account, NASA estimates that 20...


Stunning Image Of Moon's Rear Side Captured By Chinese Satellite

It provides a rare glimpse at the moon (with Earth peeking out behind) from the side we never get to see it. This photo of Earth and the Lunar farside, maybe ...